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History, English, Psychology

Ken Faunce.
Ashley Boyd.
Susan Ross.
Dee Posey.
Janet Peters.

Ken Faunce, instructor, history, and Ashley Boyd, assistant professor, and Susan Ross, professor, English, individually received WSU Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Teaching and Learning awards. Dee Posey, clinical associate professor, and Janet Peters, clinical assistant professor, psychology, were jointly awarded.


Marina Tolmacheva.Marina Tolmacheva, professor emerita, history, received a Fulbright Fellowship to teach in Almaty, Kazakhstan, hosted by KIMEP University. She is also teaching a master’s level course on Eurasian history at Al-Farabi National University in Almaty. She will present a paper  in a panel titled “The Indian Ocean without Borders” at the Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association in San Antonio, Texas.


Sue Peabody.Sue Peabody, professor, history, WSU Vancouver, received two additional prizes for her book Madeline’s Children: Family, Freedom, Secrets, and Lies In France’s Indian Ocean Colonies (Oxford University Press): the French Colonial Historical Society’s Mary Alice and Philip Boucher Prize for “the best book dealing with the French colonial experience from the 16th century to 1815”; and the Western Association of Women Historians’ Frances Richardson Keller-Sierra Prize for “the best monograph in the field of history published by a WAWH member.”


Jesse Spohnholz.Jesse Spohnholz, associate professor, history, received two awards for his book, “The Convent of Wesel: The Event that Never was and the Invention of Tradition” (Cambridge University Press, 2017): the 2018 Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst and the German Studies Association’s DAA/GSA Book Prize for best book published in German history or the social sciences in the past two years; and the 2018 American Society of Church History’s Albert C. Outler Prize for the best book published in church history.